“Balancing geopolitics with Green Deal recovery: in search of a comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean energy script”, Gonzalo Escribano and Lara Lázaro (Elcano, Spain)

To be consistent with both its energy and foreign policies, the EU’s new Energy Diplomacy Action Plan has to develop a Euro-Mediterranean dimension to the European Green Deal that balances the past focus on oil and gas geopolitics with sustainable energy development (including energy governance) and the regional opportunities offered by the green recovery. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the impacts of the EU’s energy transition for the Mediterranean neighbourhood. A more comprehensive and attractive energy script is needed from the EU to face the challenges of the low carbon transition and foster its renewable opportunities.

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